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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Advanced Legal Research: Litigation and ADR

Course Description:

Litigation and ADR Research provides students with an introduction to litigation- and ADR-related materials and advanced training on the finding and utilization of these materials. Topics covered will include form books, court rules and jury instructions, arbitrator and mediator research, trial technique research, interdisciplinary resources, and other topics useful in litigation and ADR settings.


Alternative Dispute Resolution in Employment

Course Description:

This course offers skills and strategies for effective negotiation and mediation of employment disputes in non-union work environments. A summary of negotiation and mediation principles and best practices will be provided. Prior to negotiating and mediating settlements through interactive exercises involving employment discrimination, wrongful discharge and other workplace disputes, Statutory or common law background knowledge …


Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Workplace Seminar

Course Description:

This seminar will focus on the use of alternative methods of dispute resolution in the context of the workplace, including arbitration and mediation. Issues involving both labor arbitration and arbitration of individual employee disputes will be addressed, as will issues relevant to the mediation of employment disputes.


Comparative Dispute Resolution

Course Description:

This course will examine methods of dispute resolution used in other countries and compare them to those employed in the United States. We will explore how differences in culture, religion, history, and legal institutions affect the way people resolve conflicts with readings, video, and simulation exercises. Readings will include materials on cultural differences in conflict …


Disability Discrimination

Course Description:

The seminar will emphasize the acquisition of knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through traditional statutory and case law analysis. Students will complete a substantial written project on a topic covered by the ADA. Students can write a traditional seminar paper on a topic of their choice or work on a project to …


Dispute Resolution Processes: Theory & Practice

Course Description:

Dispute Resolution Processes: Theory and Practice surveys the basic processes and variations with an emphasis on the lawyer as an advocate for clients. Skill building is practiced through simulation exercises. The course is especially appropriate for a student who wants to take only a single dispute resolution course. Other students use it as an introduction …


Dispute System Design Workshop

Course Description:

This is a course to prepare you to design new forums for particular disputes and also to design, or modify, disputing systems for series of disputes. It will be like a legal clinic in the sense that you will have a client with a particular problem to solve. It will differ from most legal clinics …


Ethics and ADR Seminar

Course Description:

This course offers both a survey in professional responsibility and in-depth application of the law governing lawyers to alternative dispute resolution (ADR).  Grading is based on a pass/fail exam over the basic provisions of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and a substantial research paper involving a legal ethical issue as applied to the ADR …


International Business Arbitration

Course Description:

International arbitration is the primary method of resolving disputes that arise out of international business transactions. The course examines the international arbitration process and the legal framework of private contract, national law, and international treaties in which it operates. The course is relevant to lawyers with either a transactional or a litigation practice in an …


International Dispute Resolution

Course Description:

Disputes that arise between states of the world often require the work of lawyers to avert a more serious breakdown in relations, or to protect the rights of individuals whose interests are involved in the dispute. Disputes can be over a minor matter capable of quick resolution, or they can be over a long-standing issue …


Issues in Arbitration

Course Description:

This course is an introduction to the law and practice of arbitration. Arbitration is a binding method of dispute resolution. Parties typically agree to arbitrate disputes before they know what disputes are likely to arise between them. Arbitration has historically been used primarily in labor-management disputes and commercial disputes. More recently and quite controversially, arbitration …


Labor Law

Course Description:

Federal regulation of labor-management relations in private sector, focusing upon employee organizational and representational rights; selection of bargaining representative; collective bargaining process; contract administration and enforcement; and the union’s duty of fair representation.


Law and Social Science

Course Description:

This course introduces students to the use of social science evidence by legal practitioners and courts at all levels. Such evidence is used, for example, in cases involving issues of trademark infringement, obscenity, discrimination, identification of criminal offenders, potential jury prejudice, eyewitness reliability, sexual assault, self-defense, dangerousness, and the fashioning of remedies.  Despite its now …


Lawyers as Leaders

Course Description:

For generations, lawyers and people with legal training have used their skills to reach positions of influence in all spheres of public and private life. Combining readings on leadership theory, simulation exercises, and relying extensively on case studies featuring lawyers who have become successful leaders, this course develops a descriptive and normative picture of successful …


Legal Negotiations and Settlements

Course Description:

Study of the theory, law, and practice of transactional and settlement negotiations. Selected topics include: relationship of bargaining concepts to democratic theory; adversarial versus problem-solving negotiating frameworks; distributive versus integration negotiating issues; comparison of bargaining dynamics and advocate strategies deployed in 2-party negotiations and multi-party negotiations; representing clients in a facilitated negotiation; and ethical dilemmas …


Mediation Clinic

Course Description:

The Mediation Clinic and Seminar provides opportunities to develop skills as a mediator, along with basic study of mediation law and policy issues. The course combines the features of a regular law school class, a clinic, and a seminar. For the clinical component, students will receive skills training through role plays and a videotape exercise, …


Middle East Conflict Seminar

Course Description:

Seminar participants will be asked to write a research paper on a topic relating to the Israeli-Palestinian territorial conflict, or to related issues, and to make an oral presentation on that topic at a meeting of the seminar. Topics may be oriented to modes of resolving the conflict, to particular manifestations of the conflict, or …


Negotiation & Mediation

Course Description:

This course offers skills and strategies for effective negotiation and mediation advocacy emphasizing the importance of building working relationships and achieving better outcomes in individual and group negotiation and mediation. Two broad objectives have been built into the course design: to practice basic negotiation skills through interactive exercises and to familiarize the student with various …


Remedies

Course Description:

Most people who consult a lawyer do so because they’re worried about remedies — either the remedies due them or the remedies they will have to provide. In spite of that, many substantive courses leave aside or skimp on remedies. In this course, we redress the imbalance, showing additionally how remedies can bring different areas …


Special Education Advocacy

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to prepare students to be an advocate on behalf of children with disabilities. It is a highly practical course in which students are expected to be highly prepared for each class session and be actively involved in the simulations and other class work. Topics include: Initiating a Special Education …